Category Archives: Lawyers General

Lawyer Fees in Class Action Cases

A few days ago Judge Richard Posner, for a panel of the 7th Circuit, threw out a class action settlement regarding claims related to Pella windows.  Decision.  What the lawyers have done in the case and the fees they claimed is … Continue reading

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Attorney in Trouble in Florida — Set-up of DUI of opposing counsel?

This complaint is interesting.  See Attorneys face discipline for DUI setup during shock jock trial.  Fox June 3, 2014.  Looks like the whole firm was involved.  How does the attorney discipline system work in Florida?   — Florida Bar and its … Continue reading

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NYU Prof. Stephen Gillers Reports on the NY Lawyer Discipline System

NYU Prof’s Study Calls NY Attorney-Discipline System ‘Broken’ by Pete Brush Law360, New York (May 23, 2014, 5:32 PM ET) — New York’s attorney-discipline process is cloaked in secrecy and its outcomes vary widely between the state’s four appellate divisions, … Continue reading

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RPC Rule 5.1 Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, or Supervisory Lawyers

RPC 5.1 says: (a) A partner in a law firm, and a lawyer who individually or together with other lawyers possesses comparable managerial authority in a law firm, shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that the firm has in effect … Continue reading

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“Foreclosure lawyer appeals reprimand tied to ‘robo-signing’ cases”

On June 12, 2014, the Bangor Daily News reported that a Maine lawyer has been disciplined for not taking action to stop foreclosure proceedings he was involved in which were based upon faulty, robo-signed affidavits. Decision and Order of the … Continue reading

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Tennessee Lawyer Discipline System — Due Process Revisited

In a recent post, the due process of the Tennessee lawyer discipline system was an issue in discipline system case.  The court held that due process was not denied a lawyer where lawyer investigation, investigation, prosecution and adjudication were in … Continue reading

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Due Process and the Tennesee Lawyer Discipline System

The Supreme Court of Tennessee recently confronted the issue of whether the state’s lawyer discipline system violated due process.  See Long v. Board of Professional Responsibility,  “Long contended that Rule 9 is unconstitutional and violates his due process rights because … Continue reading

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WSBA Washington Lawyer Discipline System

The Washington State Bar Association has, as one of its primary purposes, the discipline of lawyers who practice law in the state of Washington.  Over 35% of the WSBA’s budget, each year is devoted to the Washington Lawyer Discipline System. … Continue reading

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